June 19 3.45pm: Snowing on the Lindis and expected to get heavier. All vehicles must carry chains.
June 19 3.45pm: Heavy snow on the Crown Range. Chains essential. Avoid traveling on the Crown Range if you can help it.
Haast Pass road is open. Drive to the conditions.
The QLDC is asking motorists using the Crown Range to ensure they carry chains as winter weather kicks in. It’s better to have them in the boot and not need them than leave them in the garage and regret it. Wanaka Mitre 10 has snow chains to fit most vehicles starting at only $79.
For State Highway Information call toll free 0800 44 44 49 or check out www.highwayinfo.govt.nz or www.aaroadwatch.co.nz